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. this is the president would brought osama bin laden to justice, who ended the war in iraq and is ending the war in afghanistan. this is the president who ended "don't ask, don't tell" so that although of country, not love of another, determines fitness if service, who made equal pay for equal work the law of the land. >>shepard: republicans responded to all of that saying that president obama's record is one of disappointment and failure. the romney camp put out a quote that seas not a single speaker uttered "americans are better off than they were four years ago." true story. joining us is the communication director for the rnc. so, the fact checkers are out. what did you think 1/2? >>guest: look, you are not surprised i don't think they were right. first of all, the president has created 4.5 million private sector jobs in 29 months. we do not go back to the going of the administration because mitt romney said we should not go back to the going of the administration. this year, for example, the last year of the bush administration, a month in the entire year they created any jobs, at all, so,
questions about iran this morning. concerns that rogue nation may be using air routes over iraq to get arms to syria's dictator who is slaughtering his own people. am bass done john bolton on what's at stake here. >>> plus a dramatic crash landing after a plane loses one of its tires just after takeoff. we'll show you how this one ends. >> the national convention of the democratic party will now come to order!. >> who is mitt romney? the american people know barack obama. >> barack obama will never ignore our troops. he will fight for them. >> when detroit was in trouble, president obama saved the auto industry and saved a million jobs. >> for us democrats, obamacare is a badge of honor. >> that was the change we believed in. that was the change we fought for. that was the change president obama delivered. >> that is why he is my choice on november 6th. >> that is what change looks like. >> here is what we're going to say to mitt romney in november. we're going to say know!. >> being president doesn't change who you are. no, it reveals who you are. >> we need proven leadership. proven judgm
for president bashar al-assad to step down. meanwhile, "the new york times" cited reports that iraq is again allowing iran to use its air space to fly weapons to the syrian regime. the iraqis had shut down the air corridor earlier this year, under u.s. pressure. a former police chief who touched off a major scandal in china has been charged with defection, taking bribes and abusing his power. state media announced the charges against wang lijun today. in february, wang briefly took refuge at a u.s. consulate after being demoted as police chief in a city in southwestern china. that led to the ouster of bo xilai-- his former boss-- as communist party leader there. bo is still under investigation. last month, bo's wife gu kailai was given a suspended death sentence for the murder of a british businessman. in afghanistan, the military announced today it has arrested or expelled hundreds of soldiers, as part of an effort to stop so-called insider attacks on foreign troops. the attacks come as the u.s. tries to continue its plan to transition out of afghanistan. margaret warner has the story. >> w
way in terms of foreign policy? iraq, iran, afghanistan, syria, china. a long list of problems. and some say the list of solutions is very short. without american leadership, what would the world look like? we'll talk about that coming up. >>> plus, hit the democratic national convention in charlotte. president clinton talks economics. he's coming up tonight. but before that, and before the break, five big wednesday movers with a big move to the upside in office depot. better than 13% and monster worldwide is up almost 8%. more "power" coming up. >>> tonight as you know the democrats rolling out big business backers to explain that the obama administration's economic plans are working. one of those backers is austin liggen. welcome back. nice to have you here today. >> thanks very much. i'm glad to be here. >> we talked to a lot of business leaders on "power lunch" and cnbc and a lot of them feel uncertain and the jobless rate at levels no one want it is see, so why is it you think the administration's policies have worked for the economy? >> well, look. i think you need to ste
. it's amazing. a new congressional candidate was wounded in iraq. she's running in illinois. here to fill air time, monica crowley and alan colmes. celebrating the release of his new book "thank the liberals for saving america." if you can't sell copies down there, you are toast, man. >> go to the eskimos, i know. >> bill: they should be screaming for you. i got to ask you you sat question i asked charles krauthammer. ted kennedy, you may not have seen this, but they did a tribute to him. >> i did. >> bill: did you see it? >> it's a tribute to kennedy and part of his career was going against mitt romney for senate. part of that debate, i thought it was relevant. it's not as exciting as an empty chair. >> bill: no, but was it in bad taste to use a dead guy to club mitt romney in. >> the purpose was to pay tribute to kennedy. >> bill: no, no north texas! it's to club -- wait! wait! it was to club romney! that's why they used that whole thing! they could have used that to have kennedy's measurements and achievements and all that. they cut out for about two 1/2 minutes for a dead guy
on drugs? >> if you look at the timing, of the war in iraq happened, and then we started spending more time talking about the war on iraq and afghanistan, and the war on drugs was no longer front and center. no powerful interest group wanting to end the insanity of the war on france -- drugs. that is leading to half a million people going to jail for non-of violent and drug offenses, and the result of incarceration rates is we have millions of people who are felons and disenfranchised for life, so the unintended consequences are enormous and long-lasting, and what is interesting is the people are ahead of the politicians. over 90% of people believe treatment is more affective, and yet politicians are worried they are going to be perceived as weak on crime. they are continuing to fight a war we are never going to win. >> the third issue covered at these shadow conventions beyond poverty and drugs is a corrupt and -- is the corruption of politics by money. i cannot imagine -- i wish i were there to hear the conversations going on about money in politics this time around to given the supreme c
iraq not to allow the flights earlier this year but they did resume in the july, allowing iranians to avoid border crossings on the ground controlled by syrian rebels. iraq's tolerance of iran's using of its airspace starkly points out the limits of the obama administration's influence there. vice president biden made an august phone call to the iraqi prime minister to discuss the syrian crisis and a source told the times mr. biden registered concern over those iranian flights. >> here's your first look at other news around america today. surveillance shows this car plowing through a restaurant. no one was inside at the time. only two in the car suffered minor injuries. the bad news, it happened just a half an hour before the restaurant was going to open for its first days of business. yeah, bad timing. >> in massachusetts more car trouble. an elderly driver was backing into his garage when he hit the gas instead of the brake. that sent his car right into the next door neighbor's pool after it crashed through a fence. he is said to be okay. and in ohio, a fast footed black bear sta
blocks away from his home. >>> more than a dozen neighbors, fellow soldiers turned up to spourted an iraq war vet -- support an iraq war veteran who is accused of kidnapping a 12-year-old girl for sex. this is nathan portnoy. portnoy met the girl online and he believed she was 20, not 12, that he never had sex with her and that he let her out of his car at her request. >> no attempt to restrain her. no threats. no nothing. he lets her off right at her house. there is not one element of kidnapping. it is, if anything, the opposite of kidnapping. >> . >> at i hearing today, the judge lowered the bail from 1 million to $300,000. >>> a car sitting in the middle of the road. the engine running and nobody behind the wheel. but get this, in the back seat police find an 8-month-old girl strapped in her car seat. all of it went down in the wee hours of the monday morning. they tracked down the driver, a relative from woodbridge. he is now charged with child neglect and drunk driving. >>> a 15-year-old in maryland accused of shooting a classmate on the first day of school has now been indicted. rob
. >> do i miss him? no, we have barack obama. >> in 2008, clinton called obama's claims to oppose the iraq war a fairy tale. >> this question is about which candidate is most likely to return us to full employment. >> in his recent ads, the former president heralded the current one as the champion. good bill clinton appealed to white working-class voters much better than obama did. he cannot win him this election, but he can certainly help. give when bill clinton takes the stage behind me, it will be 20 years to the day since he except in his party's nomination as a presidential candidate in 1992, and since then, he has been a leader of the party, and he has a very big mission tonight. joining me to discuss what clinton needs to do for obama is bill richardson, who worked in the white house. he was the energy secretary under clinton. what does he need to do to persuade people a rock obama can carry on the legacy bill clinton will for the country? >> bill clinton is a symbol of pro-growth democrats. he balanced the budget. he created millions of jobs, technology jobs, green energy. good wha
in turkey, lebanon, iraq and jordan. >> their needs are overwhelming. churches are doing what they can to help them. >> many people get to jordan with the shirt on their back. >> they bring help and hope to the refugees. many of the syrians move from border camps to arms. >> they have nothing on the floor. they are empty apartments. not the best places in town. >> we met one family helped by the effort. their faces covered to protect their identities. this man is a sunni-muslim who served for the syrian army. that led government agents to torture and imprison them. >> they made it worse for us medics they were seeking information about my friends and their movements. i refused to tell them anything. it was terrible. they beat me so badly, i couldn't lie down for one week. >> he says their captives let them go. they later fled to jordan and now live in this apartment. he is unemployed but it is food deliveries from caring christians that have made a lasting impact to his family. >> they have been a great help to us. i see them as brothers. i don't have a problem with them being from a d
extensive war in iraq has now come to an end. a step in the right direction. the automobile industry was gone, it's number one again. working in ohio it's in the right direction. >> woodruff: my point is what we heard from senator reid is criticism of mitt romney. is that going to be enough. >> no. they are benefiting from it. the americans whose health was covered now, the message is more healthcare and the message that an unnecessary war has ended. i think if we do that andç remn positive andç remain call throh the count attack, you're not american, you're not born, you're not one of us it comes down to that level of k35eu7bing. >> ifill: we'll listen to some members of the house. when you look at the face on the party how has it changed since us ran for president in 1988. >> in equality, you see more women in different roles now. i think -- used to see blacks and latinos and whites and browns in south carolina. the act pulled down the walls and built bridges. you can have the carolina in that -- we have made a new america and we're not going back, we're going forward. >> ifi
political and most intimate and valuable books to come out of the iraq war by "the new york times" dwight garner. it's just out in paperback. her coverage of the cultural politics of the middle east and the new york times, the "washington post," "saveur," in the nation has been recognized, and included in the best food writing series. welcome, annia. [applause] >> to the left of annia is amanda, the cofounder of food 52.com and author of the essential new times cookbook for which she won an award. a longtime staffer for the new york times, she has authored, edited and contributed to many books including the memory come and cooking for mr. latte. she left the times and 2011 to pursue food 52. welcome, amanda. [applause] >> next we have james oseland. james is editor in chief of "saveur" and was a judge on the first two seasons of bravo's top chef master to his 2006 book on the cuisines and culture of south east asia was recognized by the chains spirit award and the international association of culinary professionals and he has lectured widely. is also an editor at the sassy magazine. i lov
would be less than what it costs for the iraq war. it's about less than 1% of gdp. not a trivial amount by any means. the point is we paid for the iraq war. it didn't deb state economy. one could argue we should have had the war. the point is, it didn't devastate the economy. it's 25 years out. we didn't take 25 years to raise the money needed to fight the iraq war. people that badly misled about the size of the problem facing social security, it's relatively distant. and really not that large in the scheme of things. we don't typically plan 25 years in advance for something like that. >> let's look at medicare because this one gets framed as a more immediate crisis than social security. you hear right now the talking point, i get this from paul ryan and a lot of other republicans although i don't want to make this a democrat/republican thing and i certainly hear democrats and republicans making the same point all the time. the talking point i hear most frequently, right now it is on course to go bankrupt in 2024. we need to address it right now. that bankruptcy claim though again, ther
, that appears to be the syrian national council. the opposition seems the united about post-assad iraq. >> after assad false, i think a democratic unpatriotic government will be formed. they will take power on an interim basis and draw up a new constitution. >> once assad has left, national of reconciliation is what counts. since he has been stirring up syrians against each other. >> for now, assad does not look like he's leaving any time soon. his military opponents are few and we can is military opponents are divided. -- political opponents are divided. >> the berlin international literature festival is getting underway. authors from around the plant have been coming to the event. >> but there is a political current flowing through this week's events. a chinese writer opened the event on the note of freedom -- he discussed free speech. this -- there are art events with works by chinese dissidents, but one of the highlights is when a double prizewinning author presents a collection of her new problems. we're happy to be joined now by the young author from zimbabwe who is presenting some of his
or was a armyd people from the following his appointment in a iraq and kuwait. portnoyirl tells police pointed a gun at her. courts will have to sort it out -- a preliminary hearing is set for oct. 0. theonight, plans to honor neil armstrong in our area. the big apple story -- a alert and the invitation that has many saving the date. will be held in our area. be next thursday, september 13 at the to the moon during the apollo 11 mission. saturday.st was 82 years old. the potentially serious breach targeting apple product users. a group of hackers say the than 12 million id numbers linked to personal information. they say they have only released 1 million. they are used to identify iphone and ipad users. so far, they have left out data about a leak like a dundeed lead to theft. officialt out an to an iphone event next thursday. -- wednesday. is said it will unveil the iphone 5. believe it would have -- larger display, a faster processor, and a new design. is likely to be released to on september 21. this holiday season, the giant wal-mart has its fee to open a layaway account from $15 down to $
. this is the president who brought osama bin laden to justice, who ended the war in iraq, and is ending the war in afghanistan. this is the president who ended don't ask, don't tell, so that love of country, not one another, made it equal pay of the law of the land. this is the president who saved the american auto industry from going under, the american financial industry from self destruction. the american economy from full-blown depression, who added 4.5 million private sector jobs in the last two and a half years. more than in george bush's eight years in office. my friends, the list of accomplishments is long, impressive and barely told. and even more impressive when you consider that congressional republicans have made obstruction itself the centerpiece of their governing strategy. with a record like that, and a vision that hopeful and powerful, i for one will not stand by and let him be bullied out of office. and neither should you. i want you to be clear. what is at stake is real. it is real. the orchard gardens elementary school in boston was in trouble. its record was poor. its spirit
delivered i saw the president make the tough calls in the situation room. and today, our troops in iraq have finally come home. so america can do some nation building, here at home. that was a change we believed in, that was a change we fought for. that was a change president obama delivered. i remember when the president received a report that the auto industry had a few weeks before its collapse. we met in the roosevelt room, late into the night. some of the president's advisers said that in order to save general motors, you had to let chrysler go under. others said, it's like throwing good money after bad. among all the experts, there were only guesses and nobody put it at better than a 1 in 4 shot. only the president suggested going all in to save the industry and the jobs. rising above all the voices in washington, president obama listened to the voices that mattered to him most, the voices of the auto workers in the communities that depended on them, just like the voices of the steel workers and the communities on the south side of chicago, where he worked earlier in his career. presid
in your friends. >> josh, you were wounded in iraq and you have a goal here to employ and hire wounded warriors and veterans that work on the app with you? >> yeah. last year, i was wounded in iraq and ended up in walter reed and have been part of the wounded transition unit, the warrior transition unit since then. i just think that wound ped warriors and just soldiers in general have an affinity for sports. if you can't be a part of it the way that you used to before your injuries, maybe being a part of yellow flag will give them one way that they can be interacting with sports. as we gain popularity, we want to get to the point where we can hire veterans and wounded warriors to be a part of our company and help us succeed. >> great. really great to meet you guys. love what you're doing and i love the app. it is very cool to look at and keeping you updated with the scores an information on the players along with all the of the fun. so thank you so much for coming in. best of luck to you. hope effect work out. >> thank you. >> going to send it back to you guys at the desk. apts free ap
care and women's rights to immigration and ending the war in iraq. about two dozen democratic congress women and candidates took the stage together to criticize the republicans on a number of issues including healthcare, equal pay, and domestic violence. illinois congressional candidate tammy duckworth, who lost her legs serving in iraq, criticized republican nominee mitt romney for ignoring the war in afghanistan. other speakers included lilly ledbetter, for whom the lilly ledbetter fair pay act was named, and san antonio mayor julian castro. will your act serbs from their speeches in a moment. the evening culminated with first lady michelle obama. these are some highlights. >> over the past few years as first lady, i had the extraordinary privilege of traveling all across this country. and everywhere i have gone in the people i have met in the stories i've heard, i have seen the very best of the american spirit. i have seen it in the incredible kindness and warmth people have shown me and my family, especially our girls. i've seen it in teachers in the near bankrupt school district w
. they asked us, would he get us out of this mess at -- in iraq? and did he have the guts to take on the insurance companies and reform health care? conversations like this were taking place all over iowa. iowans know the real bill when you see it. they took the measure of this man. they looked him in the eye and you sent him on to be president of the united states. thank you, iowa, for that. a lot has happened since then, and we still have a long, long way to go, but today we can go back to buffalo center and towns across america and say that in the toughest times, this president delivered for the middle class. he walked into a washington that was paralyzed, after the greatest economic catastrophe since the great depression, he took over. the auto industry was on the brink of collapse. he faced two wars. bin laden was at large and so much more. he delivered a recovery act that is one of the reasons we had 29 straight month the private sector job growth. he put four hundred thousand teachers and education workers in our schools and thousands of police officers and firefighters on
tonight based on results. big problems how do we get out of iraq? we did it. how do we get osama bin laden? we did it. let's downdrawn afghanistan. in virginia for the first time in ten years none of virginia guard units are deploy the ployed outside of virginia. 15,000 guardsmen and women were demied in the last ten years and they are home today. it's important. >> ifill: governor kanie we have to go to the floor. nance yeah keegan the president of national abortion rights action league. thank you, governor. ♪ [cheers and applause] hello, delegates. [cheers and applause] on behalf of nara prochoice america and our one million activities, i'm honored to be here to talk to you about what is at stake for women in 2012. i am proud to say that the democratic party believes that women have the right to choose a safe, legal abortion with dignity and with privacy. [cheers and applause] we believe in family planning because it helps to prevent unintended pregnancy. we believe that a woman considering an abortion should not be forced to have an ultrasound against her will. [cheers and applause] w
worried that the troops coming back from iraq and afghanistan were going to get ignored and myself and several of my friends, being vietnam guys, we decided we were going to step up. so for the last eight and a half years, i have been making sure that when these folks come home, not only are they welcomed, but that they're taken care of. we focused with the critically injured soldiers coming back to walter reed in bethesda. when a soldier starts getting better and starts thinking about leaving the hospital for the first time, we like to be the guys to take them out for a steak dinner. it's good to see they can go out in society with their wounds and injuries and be successful. we start to talk to them about what's next. we take care of little things, big things, we take care of it. we help them with their resumes, interviewing skills, and meeting up with mentors and support teams. we're vets. we know what they're going through. i feel so privileged to have the opportunity to meet these folks. >> thank you, sir. >> my pleasure. >> whenever one of these guys tries to thank me, i say,
. >> he said he would end the war in iraq and he has. [ cheers ] >> reporter: more were critical of republican rival, mitt romney, including the first latino dna speaker san antonio mayor, julian castro. >> governor romney has undergone an extreme makeover. [laughter] >> and it ain't pretty [laughter] >> here's what we're gonna say to mitt romney in november -- we're gonna say no! >> no! >> reporter: and the night wrapped up with the first lady's speech. the president an his daughters watched the -- and his daughters watched the speech offsite. >> barack knows the american dream because he has lived it. and he wants everyone in this country, everyone, to have the same opportunity no matter who we are or where we're from and would we love. >> reporter: and it's hopeful that bill clinton will fire up the crowd and give them the push they need for president obama. back to you. >>> a top energy official who played a key role in giving a government role to solyndra is attending the democratic national convention. the company went bankrupt after getting the loan. steven spinner has bee
brought osama bin laden to justice, who ended the war in iraq. >> that was the change we fought for. s that 'twas change president obama deliver. >> president obama saved the auto industry and saved a million jobs. >> i for one will not stand by and let him be bullied out of office and neither should you. >> now, steve, if i didn't know bert, i would say that the democrats are usually the ones who are all over the place and at the moment, they are showing far greater discipline, far greater unity, i mean, that's not how it is supposed to be, is it? >> sure. well, they have been under relentless attack by the republicans since barack obama became president and managed to enact some serious landmark achieves in 2009 and 2010. you know, whatever you think of it, that was most productive congress since the great society days. and now they are motivated to defend it and if you look at the flip side of the republican party, base of that party, people who were in that last week and more broadly speaking republican voters are not wild about mitt romney personally or ideologically. two, basical
to cast their first vote, face a different set of issues from the iraq war that loomed large last time. >> some of the issues that weren't as prominent are now coming into light for education and health care. those weren't an issue during the campaign in 2008 so much as the war in iraq was, etc. but for us, you know, we're focused on college, focused on health care, focused on equality and i think those are things that are having more focus. >> reporter: as the city's convention seventh celebration, carolina fest, there were signs democrats can still count on carrying young voters. >> reporter: the reaction from the r.n.c. and the republican picks, the v.p. pick has angered a lot of people. i think their platform is very extreme. i go to university of tennessee chat no goo ga and in two days we registered almost 200 students. most of them seem like democratic prospects. >> suarez: but will they vote? >> i think a lot of my peers aren't voting. i think most of them don't care yet or feel like they'll make a difference even if they do vote. >> suarez: she says students will see a big dif
in iraq and afghanistan. and then, scott, finally one interesting thing that i heard today about this convention that kicks off here tonight is that there will be these two big speeches that will give some deep insight into who barack obama is. michelle obama's going to be the one who talks about the personal stuff. then vice president joe biden on thursday will talk about the thursday will talk about the president as commander in chief and his accomplishments. >> pelley: thank you, norah. you may recall mitt romney went to the convention hall last week to watch the well received speech of his wife, ann. well, president obama will not be here tonight. we asked nancy cordes to find out why. nancy? >> reporter: well, scott, it's because the first daughters have their first day of school today. in fact, the president's older daughter malia had her first day as a full fledged high school student. he stayed here to hold down the fort although when he was at a rally in norfolk, virginia, today he joked that perhaps the first lady's speech tonight will be better than his. >> you know, t
, president obama is moving america forward, not back. >> he said he'd end the war in iraq and he has. >>reporter: many were critical of republican rival mitt romney, including the first latino keynote dnc speaker, san antonio mayor julian castro. >> governor romney has undergone an extreme makeover. and it ain't pretty. so here's what we're going to say to mitt romney in november, we're gonna say no. >>reporter: but tonight wrapped up with a positive speech from first lady michelle obama. the president and his two daughters watched the convention from the white house as the first lady made a plea to undecided voters. >> barack knows the american dream because he's lived it and he wants everyone in this country, everyone to have the same opportunity no matter who we are or where we're from or what we look like or who we love. >>reporter: tonight the most popular ex-president will take center stage and party leaders here are hoping bill clinton will fire up the crowd and push voters to reelect obama. live in charlotte, i'm sandra endo, back to you. >>> let's talk about what's going
sleep. we can help you go there on the wings of lunesta. >>> our troops in iraq have finally come home, so america can do some nation building here at home. >>> what did you think of tonight? one word. >> michelle obama. one word heart. >> michelle obama. >> the first lady hands down, inspirational. >> best speech of the night. >> the first lady. transcend dlental. >> michelle obama, without a doubt, it was the most heartwarming speech i've heard all night. >> best speech? >> michelle obama, washington, d.c. >> why? >> awesome, because she's woman power. >> woman power. sir? >> governor strickland. hardline. >> i like that. >> mayor castro, he's definitely going to go far. >> did you say rahm emmanuel? >> are you looking for patronage? >> mayor castro, inspiring, truly about the american dream. >> michelle obama is great, she loves women for real, she didn't have to do a script. >> michelle obama all the way. >> castro, deval patrick, the future of the democratic party. >> i think you're right, i think those guys are going to duke it out some day. >> i became a u.s. citizen three years
-- mrs. obama's zuningt causes has been working with veterans from iraq and afghanistan and certainly their families. that's why scott, the woman who is introducing michelle obama right now deserves special mention. her nay is elaine bry. she has five kids, four of them are serving in four different branches of the military. and they're trying to convince the fifth child to join the coast guard becauses that eat one part of the service that the military they aren't a part of. >> pelley: she's wearing a pin that says marine corps, air force, army and marines, absolutely. bob schieffer-- schieffer, ann romney last week gave a great speech to that convention, maybe the best speech of the whole convention. i think a lot of people in the obama campaign think it was the best speech. but they're expecting a lot from michelle obama tonight. you know, their campaign manager, i asked him today, i said how important is michelle obama to the obama campaign. he said i'll tell you how important she is she is the single most popular figure in american politics today. he said we want her out there. >
growth, president obama is moving america forward, not backward. >> he said he would end the war in iraq, and he has. >> many were critical of republican rival mitt romney, including the first latino keynote dnc speaker, san antonio mayor julian castro. >> governor romney has undergone an extreme makeover and it ain't pretty, so is here is what we are going to say to mitt romney in november, we are going to say no. >> but it wrapped up with a positive speech by her. they watched from the white house as she made a plea to undecided voters. >> barack knows the american dream because he has lived it. and he wants everyone in this country, everyone, to have the same opportunity, no matter who we are or where we are from or what we look like or who we love. >> tonight the most popular ex- president will take center stage and party leaders here are hoping bill clinton will fire up the crowd and give voters the push they need to re- elect obama. live in charlotte, sandra endo, back to you. >> all right. make sure you stay here for live updates on the dnc in charlotte, north carolina. >> we have
in iraq, and he has. [ cheers ] >> many were critical of mitt romney, including the first latino keynote dnc speaker, san antonio mayor julian castro. >> governor romney has undergone an extreme makeover. and it ain't pretty. so here is what we are going to say to mitt romney in november, we are going to say no. >> the night wrapped up with a positive speech from first lady michelle obama. the president and his two daughters watched the convention from the white house as the first lady made a plea to undecided voters. >> barack knows the american dream because he has lived it. and he wants everyone in this country, everyone, to have the same opportunity no matter who we are or where we are from or what we look like or who we love. >> and tonight the most popular ex-president will take center stage, the party leaders here are hoping that bill clinton will fire up this crowd and push voters to come out and vote in november. reporting live in charlotte, i am sandra endo, dave, back to you. >> we will have live coverage all week long for you and have another live report this morning coming a
in combat in iraq. >> reporter: that war ended in last december, but in addition the conflict in afghanistan is winding down and osama bin laden is dead. >> the death of osama bin laden marks the most significant achievement in defeating al qaeda. >> we want to talk more about the promises given and kept. and joined by melanie barnes. and even before you were the adviser in the campaign, and four years ago or five years ago, he would acknowledge in the speeches when it got close to the fact that he knew he was going to win, i am going to disappoint people, because there were so many promises, and such vision around this president, and the possibility of what he kuld d could do, and you are economic advisory strategist, and you are handled this to-do list, so overall, did he overpromise and overreach in what he tried to accomplish in the first four years? >> well, first of all, it is great to see you, and i don't think so. the president spoke to what is inherent in all of us the aspirational nature of americans. we have big dreams and we work towards those dreams and in 3 1/2 or 3 3/4 years,
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